Program Update – Monday 23 October


Key Points:

  • Mission Delivery Operating Model implementation planning begins
  • Work has commenced on a Vision booster campaign for early 2018
  • An invitation to attend THQ Vision briefings with Commissioner Floyd Tidd
  • TSA leaders gather for a week to reflect on the Australia One journey and look at the next 12 months of our transition


Australia One Update

Mission Delivery Operating Model

In our 25th September Australia One Program Update we mentioned that the Mission Delivery Operating Model Proof of Concept (PoC) in South West NSW was underway, and that the Proof of Concept in Brisbane was ready to commence.

Since this update, the South West NSW PoC has concluded, and the Brisbane PoC is drawing near to its completion date on the 10th November 2017. Both PoCs have proven to be extremely successful, testing the design of the Mission Delivery Operating Model in real-world Salvation Army Mission Expression contexts. A number of key learnings have been drawn from both PoCs, and these are being considered by the Mission Delivery Operating Model working group. We look forward to sharing the details of the Mission Delivery Operating Model with you in the near future.

Whilst we put the finishing touches on the Mission Delivery Operating Model, we have begun work to consider how the implementation of the Mission Delivery Operating Model will be achieved.

We’ll continue to provide you with updates on the details of the implementation as they become available, however in the meantime you can view the indicative implementation dates by visiting the Monday 7th August Australia One Program Update.


With the successful completion of the Vision Facilitator’s Weekend at the end of September, our nation-wide Vision mobilisation has now commenced with ‘Leading our Vision’ and ‘Living our Vision’ events being held all across Australia.

Feedback on the ‘Leading our Vision’ and ‘Living our Vision’ events has been well received, with a growing sense of anticipation and excitement about our new vision being expressed by Salvos from across our National movement. With events scheduled to run through to mid-December, planning and work has now commenced for a 6-week ‘Vision Booster Campaign’ that will run in our Corps from February, leading up to the Easter weekend.

Living our Vision at THQ

We’d like to invite all THQ officers, volunteers and staff to attend a special ‘Living our Vision’ briefing, held in November and hosted by our National Commander, Commissioner Floyd Tidd.

Commissioner Tidd will host two briefings, one at Redfern THQ on Thursday 23rd November, and the other at Blackburn THQ on Thursday 30th of November. During the briefings, Commissioner Tidd will speak about the journey to the new national Vision Statement.

To ensure these briefings are easily accessible, we will be live-streaming both events for the benefit of those who can’t attend in person, and will also make the briefings available for download from the Australia One resources website following the events. We’ll share details of how to access the live-stream in coming weeks.

  • THQ Vision Briefing Redfern – Thursday 23rd November 2017, 10:00am – 10:30am (AEDT)
  • THQ Vision Briefing Blackburn – Thursday 30th November 2017, 9.30am – 10:00am (AEDT)


Leadership Summit

Last week, all national leaders (Cabinet, Territorial and Divisional leaders) gathered in Collaroy to reflect on the Australia One journey thus far and discuss the progress of the vision mobilisation, strategy, strategy development and Mission Delivery Operating Model design..

Chief of the Staff, Commissioner Brian Peddle and World Secretary for Women’s Ministries, Commissioners Rosalie Peddle also joined leaders from around the nation gaining valuable insights on the progress of Australia One. Commissioners Peddle provided leaders with a detailed global update of the Army’s work which positively illuminated the positive growth and transformation stories in our movement around the world.


Keeping Informed

You can keep up to date with the latest Australia One news and information by visiting the Australia One website (, or in your monthly edition of OTHERS magazine ( online or in printed copy).

You can also contact us directly through the Australia One email inbox: (AUS) (AUE)


You can print a copy of this Program Update by using your internet browser’s print function.

  • Pam Stamos
    Posted at 09:36h, 23 October Reply

    We hear leaders talking about Australia One in such glowing terms but the people I talk to are definitely not echoing those sentiments. Change is good, but change for the sake of change is never good. There are other ways to save money that do not involve reducing influence. The Lord has grown the Salvation Army in Australia over many years. Do not stunt that growth by reducing access points, where people can physically connect. Australia is growing rapidly, we should be ever more available by increasing not reducing.

    Who made the decision to send Higher Education down to Melbourne and why? Booth College in Sydney was doing such a good job and had so many excellent people teaching and servicing theological students alongside the Sydney based cadets. Who made such a decision? Whoever did make the decision to choose Melbourne over Sydney did they first take a good look at what was happening in Sydney or did they just choose Melbourne because that was where everything else is going. Did anyone notice that the college at Bexley North (Sydney) is in a perfect location as far as being close to the city, train station and Airport? It is all so sad, the huge value and treasure that has been lost. In the future we will have huge regrets. God’s will is not always done.

    We should be making decisions that will support enrollments of more cadets not reducing their options. They should be able to choose Melbourne or Sydney.

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